REVEALED: Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel’s handshake was ‘triggered by the Tottenham boss shouting ‘F***OFF’ towards the Chelsea bench repeatedly’ during their spirited derby draw at Stamford Bridge
- Antonio Conte would have caused his break with Thomas Tuchel on Sunday
- The two managers faced off in Chelsea and Tottenham’s 2-2 derby draw
- There were two matchups, the most important coming after full time
- It has been suggested that Conte repeatedly swore at the Chelsea dugout
Antonio Conte’s conduct was behind the full-time rift between the Italian and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, according to a report.
Conte and Tuchel clashed several times in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday, with the biggest coming in a tense full-time face-off that saw both managers sent off.
According to Bild, the crisis was triggered by Conte repeatedly shouting “f*** off” at Chelsea’s dugout during the game, which could have been the underlying reason for the first clash between the two. managers after Tottenham’s first equaliser.
Antonio Conte (left) and Thomas Tuchel (right) faced off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday
A full-time crisis took place when the two managers tried to shake hands full-time
Tuchel first complained about a potential foul in the build-up to Tottenham’s first equalizer
Both managers went physical again after full time (above), and both were eventually kicked out
Moody scenes headlined what was an intense London Derby at Stamford Bridge, in which Spurs striker Harry Kane scored a 96th-minute equalizer.
Conte and Tuchel had first faced each other when Tuchel objected to referee Anthony Taylor’s decision to allow Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equalizer in the 68th minute after believing Kai Havertz had been victimized of an error during the preparation.
The German challenged the fourth official but Conte reacted and the pair had to be separated before they were both shown yellow cards.
Tuchel passed Conte, who had his head in his hands, after Reece James put Chelsea ahead
Tuchel sprinted past Conte in celebration when Reece James put Chelsea back in front, before the biggest crisis of all was triggered when the managers shook hands at full time.
Tuchel said he was embarrassed by Conte’s refusal to look him in the eye, while Conte was reluctant to speak about the post-match incidents.
The Spurs manager, however, said on social media later that evening that he would have tripped Tuchel had he seen him running past him after James’ goal.
It’s been reported that Conte’s in-game antics sparked the full-time crisis
It is now reported however that Tuchel was angered by Conte’s conduct throughout the match, with constant swearing aimed at the home dugout suggested.
Conte also reportedly clashed with Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic in the tunnel after the game.
Both managers have since been charged with inappropriate conduct, while Tuchel is under investigation for criticizing the integrity of referee Taylor.